Women’s wrestling in modern-day WWE is very different compared to what it used to be back in the late 90s to the early 2000s. Currently, female WWE Superstars are treated with much more respect and are allowed to compete in longer matches. Paige also blasted WWE for a good reason.
On February 23rd, 2015, Paige took part in a 30-second tag team match alongside Emma against The Bella Twins on Monday Night RAW. Following the match, the hashtag #GiveDivasAChance trended on social media for three days due to the sorry state of the women’s division.
While speaking on the latest episode of “The Bellas Podcast,” Paige blasted WWE for the outrageous treatment of women back in the day and how they were presented.
You guys got treated like absolute dogs**t. ‘This cannot happen anymore. This is so outrageous.’ I remember in my family’s documentary they were still filming when I first got over here, I said, ‘I don’t want the women to be viewed as pee breaks anymore,’ because you’re not. Everyone wants to wrestle, everyone wants to be able to put on these matches.
You ladies were already wrestling as good as the men. You just weren’t given the chance, and I said that to everybody. They weren’t wrestling to be these Divas that just want to be oversexualised. That’s just what they’re given and they’re trying to make the most of what they’re given. I was like, ‘If they had the same opportunities that we kind of took, it would be a whole different story.’
Thankfully, things changed in 2016 as the Women’s Revolution in WWE started in full swing and things largely improved from there. Page is currently no longer part of WWE, but fans might get to see her return one day. We wonder when that will happen.
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